Remembering Vs Doing.

My daughter in love Manjiree listens to the FM radio when she is busy in the kitchen and this morning she was listening to this lovely song from a nineties Bollywood movie.

You can read the lyrics and the translation to English here. As corny as it sounds, it was a hit song and one of my favourite in the good old days, almost a quarter of a century ago.

The refrain is “Ed Ladki Ko Dekha Tho Aisa Laga”, It means “When I saw a girl it was like…”

After she finished up in the kitchen Manjiree came to sit in the drawing room and I remarked to her how the song was a favourite of mine and how  her late mother in law used to tease me about eying girls while she was not around. That little episode led to my remembering other things like the joke about why she would not dance with me because I would look over her head while dancing and wave to other ladies on the dance floor and so on. I also tried to mimicry her voice and went all nostalgic for her great sense of humour and Hyderabadi accent.

I am not getting old.  I am old.

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12 Responses to Remembering Vs Doing.

  1. Gabbygeezer says:

    Alas, I remember many pleasant things I no longer can do, or cannot do very well. But the memories are sweet, like your recollection of the song.
    Gabbygeezer recently posted..Let’s Just Celebrate the Fourth on the Fourth

    • It is odd that only pleasant memories keep cropping up! I have to dig deep into the past to come up with answers for questions on unpleasant things that have happened.

  2. We’re still creating new memories. Kaitlin, Torben and the pups said goodbye tonight after a great visit.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..Watering the Sequoia

  3. tammy j says:

    people say “you’re not old! don’t say that!”
    but I wonder what is wrong with being old?
    why can’t it just be another stage in life?
    actually I’m rather enjoying it. 🙂
    and I did enjoy the film clip.
    and the quote… it’s true!
    tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

  4. definitely I have memories, many of them are in the “not great” dept…but that’s okay, I try to let them just float back to wherever and move on.

    One of my nieces wanted me to put down the saga of trying to extract my Kiwisaver monies – and that bought up a whole lot nasty/sad memories that only started last year when I could begin the extraction process. I think she knows someone high-up in that industry…(btw, it’s now in my possession i.e. bank acct)!

  5. Wisewebwoman says:

    Gosh Ramana and how vivid those old memories are….more real than today’s actual doings.

    I hear you my friend.

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  6. srinivas c says:

    You will be old, only when you forget that you are old. Till then you are just getting old; got that!?! oh, just forget it.

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